Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Aug 13 2015

Have you ever been in the middle of something and gotten a call from a number you didn’t know? Have you answered the phone only to realize it’s not even a person on the other side of the line? Are you tired of listening to prerecorded messages trying to sell you something from a telemarketing company that you want nothing to do with? Every year thousands of people deal with the same issue as you, but change may be coming!

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Jul 14 2015

Strange contraptions known as “skimmers” are targeting ATM users, and the AGO wants you to be prepared. When attached to your ATM, the device can be used to steal your credit card information, capture your pin code, and send the information wirelessly via Bluetooth or cell phone text. Don’t let this happen to you!

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Jun 30 2015

Consumers who purchased an item from Wenatchee based company SuddenValues.com between November 1, 2010 and July 31, 2015 may be eligible for a refund.

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Jun 18 2015

Attorney General Bob Ferguson today marked his 50th visit to a Washington Rotary as Attorney General.

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May 13 2015

Yesterday, Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced charges against a Snohomish County caregiver for claiming pay for care while her client was in jail.

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Apr 30 2015

Natural disasters, such as the devastating earthquake in Nepal, often result in many looking for ways to help those in need.

 

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Apr 08 2015

Yesterday, our office announced that AG Ferguson filed a lawsuit against StudentLoanProcessing.US (SLP), a student loan debt adjusting firm, and its president James Krause for violating Washington’s Debt Adjusting Act and Consumer Protection Act.

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Mar 19 2015

Earlier this week, Premera/Blue Cross announced that they have been the target of a major data breach.

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Mar 03 2015

Better Business Bureau is partnering with the Washington State Attorney General’s Office for National Consumer Protection Week, March 1-7.

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Feb 09 2015

No, I don’t mean by that last heartbreaking play, I’m talking about your tickets. There have been several reports of fans that purchased tickets from brokers that ended up not having tickets to sell at all.

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Feb 05 2015

Nearly two years after Standard & Poor's was accused of using deceptive practices leading up to and in the years following the Great Recession, S&P has agreed to settle charges totaling approximately $1.4 billion.

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Dec 23 2014

Deceptive car advertising will not be not tolerated, period. That is the strong message the Washington state Attorney General’s Office sent to car dealers Sound Ford of Renton and Evergreen Ford of Issaquah.

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Dec 02 2014

Merchant Services Direct LLC (MSD), also known as Sphyra, LLC, is paying the price for their dishonest business practices.

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Dec 01 2014

If shoppers don’t find the deals they seek on Black Friday, “Cyber Monday” is an opportunity to shop from the comfort of their own home. Online retailers promote the Monday after Thanksgiving as a day for exceptional bargains. Here are some tips for shopping safely online:

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Dec 01 2014

This consumer alert was published by the Office of the Secretary of State

The Secretary of State’s Corporations and Charities Division is receiving a large number of calls from customers regarding a form received in the mail from the following company:

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